How to Explore Buxton with Ease
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How to Explore Buxton with EaseBuxton, a small spa town in Derbyshire, England, can be the perfect British getaway for many individuals. Caught in the middle of the Peak District National Park, tourists have been flocking to Buxton for centuries – for the history, the festivals, the culture and the nature. With so many events taking place, and different elements to the town, it can, however, be difficult to try and see everything Buxton has to offer. To make your exploration of Buxton easier, here’s a guide on how to discover and sightsee the area with ease.
Before you leave, make sure to research the area so you know what there is to see, and whether there are elements of the town you need to fit into your schedule. Research also means you’re aware of any special events or festivals taking place so you have the option to book tickets in advance. Once you’re mindful of your surroundings and have a loose itinerary, look for parking, and if you’re hoping to stay away, accommodation, of the area. If you’re struggling with places to park your car while you explore, sites such as YourParkingSpace and
allow you to search for driveways for rent, taking away the stress of having to find parking in an unknown destination.
Buxton’s architecture is varied and diverse. The town’s history can be easily seen through its differences in buildings and landscapes; through the styles of houses, pubs and churches. Buxton’s heritage was most certainly moulded by the wealthy patrons of the town, and through its Georgian and Victorian constructions, the architecture of this spa town is an artist’s and history buff’s dream. The most notable architecture visitors should check out are
The Buxton Crescent
The Opera House and The Palace Hotel.
Walks for Nature Lovers
Hikers will want to explore Buxton’s surrounding area – the Peak District – however, before they do so, they should first spend a couple of hours walking around Buxton town. The town walk is two and a half miles, and it’ll take you around the most distinguishedareas of Buxton. Once you’ve got your fill of history and beautiful architecture, visitors should plan to walk further afield. For an easy hike, the Mam Tor is a quick five-mile route which is rich with nature and history. Those looking for something more challenging should consider Eyam, an historic plague village dating back to the 17th century with miles of moorland to be discovered, or the hike from Edale village to Kinder Scoutwith the help of Peak District Information(however, expect some difficult climbs and descents with the latter).
Other Peak District walking routes include:
• Bamford Walk
• Pennine Way
• Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve
Things to do
Besides the architecture and nature, there’s still plenty on offer. Explore Poole’s Cavern – a large limestone cavern with tours lasting around about 50 minutes, which is also beside Grin Low Wood and Solomon’s Temple, a ruined tower that’ll provide you with picturesque views of the town. For booklovers, a trip to Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding will be delightful, and in the evening, a trip to Barbarella’s wine bar or the Old Sun Inn will be the cherry on the top of a lovely day of exploration.